SKATE WA ARTISTIC COMMITTEE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR 2019 ARTISTIC LEAGUES

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1 SKATE WA ARTISTIC COMMITTEE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR 2019 ARTISTIC LEAGUES ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: Novice, National & International Grades must be Skate Australia Competitive ($100) members Development grade must be at least Skate Australia Development ($55) members Mini Rollers & Exhibition Skaters must be at least Skate Australia Development ($55) members LEAGUE FEES: Description: Total (GST Inc) Registration - Per Skater $ Nomination Novice & National Grade Per Event $ Nomination International Grade Per Event $ Maximum per Skater $ Maximum per Family $ Development Grade Per Event $ Mini Rollers & Exhibition Skaters $ 5.00 Late Nominations: (LEAGUES ONLY) 1. Club: Summary Sheets with accompanying Nomination Forms on the online system and Club payment record must be received by Diane Palmer at the close of nominations date. Any Club submitting their Nominations after closing date will be charged a late penalty of $ Individual: Late Nominations will be accepted up to 14 days prior to competition at a charge of $15.00 per skater per Event. NO LATE NOMINATIONS ON THE DAY are accepted for any event (including Mini Rollers). NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP FEES: Description: Total (GST Inc) Registration Per Skater $ Registration - For second Skater in Family $ Registration - For third Skater in Family $ Registration - For fourth or more Skaters in Family $ Nomination Novice Grade Per Event $ Mini Rollers & Exhibition Skaters $ NO LATE NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP & NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FEES: Refer to WA State and National Sanctions, these will be sent out once details are confirmed. Page 1

2 COMPETITIVE GRADES: Four sets of grades are available for skaters to enter: Development Grades - Development skaters will be able to compete at League competitions. Development will not be included in Novice Championships. Development is a beginner level intended to cater for the very beginner, and is only permitted for one year unless written permission is given by the Skate WA Artistic Committee. Novice Grades - Levels, intended for the beginner and less advanced skaters. These skaters are eligible to skate at the Novice Championships. National Grades Refer to Australian Championship 2019 Requirements for further detail. These include Tots, Promotional, Preliminary, Masters, Advanced Masters, Advanced, Inline and Groups. Skaters in these grades may enter League competitions, State and National Championships. International grades Refer to Rules for Artistic Skating Competitions General by World Skate Artistic Technical Commission for further details. These include Tots, Minis, Espoir, Cadet, Youth, Junior, Senior, Inline and Groups. Skaters in these grades may enter League competitions, State and National Championships, and will be able to compete in a range of international competitions. Skaters may enter only one grade per discipline, except as allowed by the rules of Novice Figures and precision, and skaters nominated for an event in the Oceania Championships with higher requirement than their normal event. ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER - "NOVICE GRADES" - ALL DISCIPLINES The coach should grade the skaters into an appropriate "Grade" according to their ability. Any Skate WA Competitive Member skater may enter any Level (subject to any age restrictions in the following rules) and may stay in that Level until they are ready to proceed to a higher Level. Skaters wishing to move to a lower Level in league competition must receive written approval from the Skate WA Artistic Committee. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GRADE SKATERS, ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER NOVICE LEVELS Skaters whose highest competitive grade is Tots, Minis, Espoir, Promotional or Masters may enter any novice level in another discipline. Those whose highest competitive grade is Cadet or Preliminary must receive the written approval of the Skate WA Artistic Committee prior to the close of nominations, if they wish to enter a level 1 event. All other skaters are only able to compete at level 2 and above in other disciplines. ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GRADES Any Skate WA Competitive Member skater may enter any National or International Grade event, provided that they are eligible under the Rules of the Australian Artistic Committee and Rules for Artistic Skating Competitions by World Skate Artistic Technical Commission. Such skaters may enter a grade higher than their own for the leagues, but they are not permitted to move to a lower grade in league competition without written application to, and the approval of Skate WA Artistic committee. In the State Championships skaters may skate in any grade for which they are eligible by Rules of the Australian Artistic Committee and Rules for Artistic Skating Competitions by World Skate Artistic Technical Commission regardless of the grade in which they skate at the leagues. Page 2

3 INTERNATIONAL EVENTS WITH MULTIPLE PARTS In league competitions if skaters have nominated for any international event which has 2 parts to it, they must compete both parts to receive a medal, if they do not compete the second part it will be classed as a withdrawal and they will not be placed in the final results. NOVICE LEVELS: NOVICE FIGURES: There are 5 grades, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Open Loop Challenge and Open Mohawk Figure. Open Loop Challenge and Open Mohawk Figure can be entered in addition to one of the other 3 levels. NOVICE DANCE/SOLO/INLINES: There are 2 grades, Level 1 and Level 2. The two grades may be entered by skaters of any age. NOVICE OPEN SOLO FREEDANCE: This event is open to all skaters from Novice to A Grade skaters. NOVICE FREESKATING: There are 2 grades, Level 1 and Level 2. The two grades may be entered by skaters of any age. NOVICE OPEN INLINE FREESKATING: There is one grade, Open. This grade may be entered by skaters of any age except A grade quad skaters (unless they have had written permission from Skate WA). Vocal music is permitted for the Novice Open Inline free skating. Obscene words in any language will carry a penalty of 2.0 from the B mark at the discretion of the referee. NOVICE PRECISION/QUARTET: There is one novice precision and one novice quartet grade. The "Open Novice" grade shall be entered by skaters of any age. Other team membership rules are as per their "A" Grade equivalents with the exception that the number of skaters in Novice Precision is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 24. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL GRADES: All National and International Grades will be entered according to the rules for the grades set out in the Rules of the Australian Artistic Committee and Rules for Artistic Skating Competitions by World Skate Artistic Technical Commission. REQUIREMENTS: The requirements schedule for the NOVICE GRADES will be set by Skate WA requirements committee and ratified at the Skate WA AGM each skating year. The requirements schedule for the NATIONAL GRADES will be 2019 Australian Championship Requirements, set by the A.A.C. Requirements Committee and ratified by the Australian Artistic Committee. The requirements schedule for the INTERNATIONAL GRADES will be 2019 Requirements, set by the World Skate Artistic Technical Commission. MOVE UP RULES: National and International Grades: Skaters may choose to move to a higher grade as long as Rules of the Australian Artistic Committee and Rules for Artistic Skating Competitions by World Skate Artistic Technical Commission allow it. Skaters may not move to a lower grade without written application to and approval from Skate WA Artistic Committee. Any reasonable request to move to a lower grade will be looked on favourably. Novice Grades: There is no compulsory move up rules for Novice Grades. Development Grades: A membership level change is required for Development Grades moving up to Novice, National or International Grades. Skaters may not compete in a grade lower than their age permits according to the rules. Page 3

4 DRAWS FOR FIGURES: NOVICE GRADES: The starting foot and group (when required) draw for leagues will be released on the Friday two weeks prior to the competition. For the Novice Championships the draw shall be released on the Friday one month prior to the Championship. NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL GRADES: The starting foot and group (when required) draw for leagues will be released on the Friday two weeks prior to the competition. Junior International group will be drawn on the Friday two weeks prior to the competition and starting foot draw will be released the day before the competition. Senior International skaters will have both group and starting foot draw released the day before the competition. MISCELLANEOUS GRADE RULES: Competitors in Solo Dance Events will be judged individually in a continuous rotation (refer to CAOC rules). These Rules are to be read with and are addition to the "Rules of the Australian Artistic Committee", "2019 Australian Championship Artistic Requirements", "Rules of the Commissioned Artistic Officials Committee", Rules for Artistic Skating Competitions By World Skate Artistic Technical Commission and 2019 Requirements World Skate Artistic Technical Commission. If there are discrepancies between the WA Artistic Rules and Regulations and the above mentioned rules, World Skate documents will take preference, followed by Australian Artistic Committee rules and requirements. MINI ROLLERS AND EXHIBITION SKATE: MINI ROLLERS: Skaters will need to pay Skate Australia Development ($55) membership. This may be entered by any child up to 9 years of age and who has not skated any free skating event except "Mini Rollers". This event will be skated with all skaters on the floor at the same time, to background music supplied by Skate WA. As this is an exhibition event, a certificate of participation will be given to each skater. One parent may accompany each skater in the marshalling area for the "Mini Rollers" event. EXHIBITION SKATE: Skaters need to pay Development ($55) membership. This may be entered by any child 9 years and over who has not skated any event except Mini Rollers or Exhibition Skate. This event will be skated with all skaters on the floor at the same time, to background music supplied by Skate WA. As this is an exhibition event, a certificate of participation will be given to each skater. COACHES & TEAM OFFICIALS: Only fully accredited coaches to be allowed in the marshalling area at all competitions and proficiency tests. Coaches who are in training for Development are allowed in the marshalling area for leagues only with their nominated Mentor coach. If a coaches accreditation expiry date has passed and they have not submitted the renewal to the WA Coaches Chairman they will not be allowed in the marshalling area. All coaches must also be fully paid up Skate Australia members. All skaters need to be at the venue ready to skate 1 hour prior to commencement of their event. All skaters must remain in the marshalling area until the finish of their event out of courtesy to their fellow skaters. Page 4

5 SKATE WA RULES & REGULATIONS FOR 2019 ARTISTIC LEAGUES All skaters must be in costume and skates when being presented with medals, the exception being when a skater has been officiating prior to presentation. All skaters axles need to be checked by the Marshall prior to skating on a wooden floor Coaches MUST follow the directions of Marshals, Championship Director, Assistant Championship Directors and Referees with regards to the running of an event. Club and Precision Team Managers may be in the marshalling area with the team provided Skate WA is advised in writing as to the name of their official team manager. AWARDS: Awards will be presented for skaters placing first, second or third in all events. Special Awards will be given at State Championships. POINTS AWARDED: First place: 8 points - Second place: 4 points - Third place: 2 points AUTHORITY The Championship Director shall have the final decision on any matter arising during the competition. The Assistant Championship Director may make decisions on any matters arising during the competition. The event Referee shall have the final decision on any matter arising regarding any event they are rostered to officiate. SKATE WA ARTISTIC COMMITTEE reserves the right to change any and all League Rules and regulations, from time to time, and to amend League requirements from League to League in the interest of skating. Page 5

6 2019 REQUIREMENTS FOR NOVICE LEVELS V3 FIGURE NOVICE REQUIREMENTS LEVEL ONE LEAGUE 1 LEAGUE 2 1 ROF LOF Circle Eight 1b LOIF ROIF Change Eight 1b LOIF ROIF Change Eight 2 RIF LIF Circle Eight LEAGUE 3 LEAGUE 4 2 RIF LIF Circle Eight 2b LIOF RIOF Change Eight 2b LIOF RIOF Change Eight 5a ROIF LIOF Serpentine LEVEL TWO LEAGUE 1 LEAGUE 2 3 ROB LOB Circle Eight 5b LOIF RIOF Serpentine 5b LOIF RIOF Serpentine 7a ROF LOF Three LEAGUE 3 LEAGUE 4 3 ROB LOB Circle Eight 7a ROF LOF Three 7b LOF - ROF Three 7b LOF ROF Three LEVEL THREE LEAGUE 1 LEAGUE 2 9b LIF - ROB Three 26b LOIF ROIB Serp. Three 10a ROF LOF Double Three 9a RIF - LOB Three LEAGUE 3 LEAGUE 4 27a/b IOF IOB Serp. Three To be drawn from the 3 groups 9a/b IF OB Three four weeks prior to competition NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP To be the same as LEAGUE 4 figures as above for all levels. CHALLENGES To be competed at LEAGUE 3, LEAGUE 4 and NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP only. OPEN LOOP CHALLENGE L5b LOIF RIOF Serpentine Loop 15a LIF RIF Loop OPEN MOHAWK FIGURE Eight Step Mohawk RIF LIF Circle Eight Comprises: RIF-LIB m/h to ROB, ROB-LOF m/h, open held, LOF-ROB closed m/h, Left (free) X in front of ROB to LIF, LIF-RIF completes circle. Change to LIF for next circle for foot reversed sequence. Page 6

7 DANCE NOVICE REQUIREMENTS - COUPLES SOLO - INLINES LEVEL ONE LEAGUE 1 Glide Waltz (120) / Masters Tango (100) LEAGUE 2 Carlos Tango (96) / Skaters March (100) LEAGUE 3 Skaters March (100) / City Blues (88) LEAGUE 4 City Blues (88) / Olympic Foxtrot (104) NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP Draw from league 2 4 dances LEVEL TWO LEAGUE 1 Rhythm Blues (92) / Dutch Waltz (138) LEAGUE 2 Kinder Waltz (120) / La Vista Cha Cha (108) LEAGUE 3 La Vista Cha Cha (108) / Denver Shuffle (100) LEAGUE 4 Denver Shuffle (100) / Canasta Tango (100) NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP Draw from league 2-4 dances NOVICE OPEN SOLO FREEDANCE This event is aimed at all disciplines of artistic skaters to improve general skating skills and performance ability. (A-Grade and Novice Eligible). Set elements that MUST BE included in free dance program are: Semi-circle counter clockwise (from transversal to transversal) Max. Level 1 o The four (4) steps and turns that will be counted towards the level include and are limited to: Cross in front, Inside Three Turn, Outside Three turn, Open Mohawk. Long axis Max. Level 1 o The four (4) steps and turns that will be counted towards the level include and are limited to: Cross in front, Inside Three Turn, Outside Three turn, Open Mohawk. Travelling Max. Level 1 Choreo. Step - Yes Other notes: A-Grade and Novice Eligible. No props are allowed in Free dance A grade and novice skaters will skate together, be calculated and medals presented together. This event will not be competed at State Championships. TIME Up to 2 Min. Page 7

8 FREESKATING NOVICE REQUIREMENTS LEVEL 1 The requirements shall follow the LONG PROGRAM TOTS as per World Skate Rules for Artistic Skating Free skating 2019 Updated on 4 th September Section 3.11, pages 8-9 specifies the content. LEVEL 2 The requirements shall follow the PROMOTIONAL FREESKATING event specific information as per V6 Australian Championship requirements. Page 14 has the content information. NOVICE OPEN INLINE FREESKATING Up to 2.30secs Skaters may be of any age A Grade quad skaters can skate Novice In-Line provided they have written permission from Skate WA. PRECISION/QUARTET NOVICE REQUIREMENTS OPEN NOVICE up to 3.0 minutes time allowance Skaters may be of any age Novice teams must be from 6 to 24 skaters, for precision. Page 8

9 DEVELOPMENT GRADE REQUIREMENTS Grade may only be entered by skaters for one skating year. This grade may be entered by skaters of any age. FIGURES Awarded competent and not yet competent on a certificate 1 ROF LOF Circle Eight 1b LOIF ROIF Change Eight League 1 & League 2 = One round League 3 & League 4 = Two rounds DANCE Awarded competent and not yet competent on a certificate Glide Waltz (120) Masters Tango (100) League 1 & League 2 = One Lap League 3 & League 4 = Two Laps FREESKATING Awarded component marks only Time up to 1.30mins Please include in the routine at least, one jump, one spin and one recognized footwork sequence. MINI ROLLERS There will be a 4 minute sequence made available at the start of the skating year. Mini rollers can create their own routines, of any duration, for this event. Page 9